Since the building of our villa in 1992, Point o’ Vue has been a special place that we love sharing with others. Please take the time to read the following information.
Air Conditioning and The Refrigerator
Conserve Energy. Please do not use the air conditioning units if the rooms are unoccupied (the rooms cool down quickly) and keep the air conditioning vents closed to prevent rain from coming in. Our advice is to keep the bedroom doors and windows closed at all times when you use the air conditioning to keep your room nice and cool. If you use them at night, please turn them off when you wake up in the morning. Please do not use the air conditioning units in the Living Room at night. The cost of electricity is three times the U.S.! Likewise, please make sure the refrigerator door is closed when you use it (it needs an extra push to shut tight). Please be careful of what you put down in the disposal.
The Entertainment Center
Enjoy our entertainment center – use what we have or bring your own movies, music and games. Follow the instructions we have provided at the house to enjoy our entertainment center. We have a 44 inch HDTV for you to enjoy as well as a sound system that plays CDs, DVDs and MP3s. You can play our music or bring your own. Bahamas Radio is 1540 AM. News and weather is at 8AM. We also have games and puzzles for you to enjoy but please put all of the pieces back neatly for future guests, as they can easily get lost.
Internet and Wi-Fi
Stay connected… Or disconnect. Point o’ Vue has Wi-Fi via DSL line. All you have to do is bring your own laptop and plug-in through our office.
Call home for free. In the office there is a portable handset phone (that is connected to Batelco’s Vibe Net) that you can use to call home toll-free. Only this phone has this service.
Grill out or enjoy our Smoker in the Pergola area outside the kitchen. Charcoal and lighter fluid can be purchased at the Market. Please clean the smoker prior to your departure. There is also a hammock on the bayside veranda to enjoy on lazy afternoons.
There will be small quantities of laundry, bathroom and cleaning supplies available at Point o’ Vue upon arrival. Guests are responsible for purchasing all additional supplies at local markets and convenience stores.
Please do not take the Kettler porch furniture (pink & white striped chairs and lounges) or teak chairs to the beach. There are chairs down at the beach already for you to enjoy.
Our water from the new city system is good to drink, as is the water from our filtered cistern.
Our pest control man, Trevor Pyfrom, comes to the house the first week of every month. The service takes only 15 minutes and is very important.
On departure, please rinse all of the equipment that has been at the beach to remove any salt spray. Bring all oars and paddles to the house from the beach.
The Screen Doors
We recommend you keep all screen doors closed to prevent mosquitos and moths from getting in.
Calls On The Island
Note that while on the island, you do not need to use the area code (242) when dialing numbers.
No smoking in the house, and no pets, please. Please do NOT feed the cats!
Remember, you are in the out islands! Periodically, the electricity will go off, the phones may jam or be down temporarily, the water flow rate might vary at dusk and dawn, and mosquitos will be out. There are pot holes in the road and the occasional stormy day. With those aspects of island living comes raw beauty, fantastic local culture and true laidback island life. Pack bug repellent, sun block, and your sense of adventure.